Andrew Wiggins Visual Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Andrew Wiggins Visual Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Easily one of the most hyped basketball talents in recent memory, Andrew Wiggins headlines a rookie class with a lot of talent. Based on a great season, his trade from Cleveland to Minnesota seems like a distant memory, and the number one overall pick is the clear 2014-15 rookie favorite among basketball collectors.

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Born and raised in Canada, Andrew Wiggins transferred to Huntington Prep School in West Virginia to play high school basketball. Although he only really played one full season in the United States, what a season it was. Wiggins was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year, Naismith Prep Player of the Year, and Mr. Basketball USA. He was also named a McDonald's All-American. Following his stellar senior year, the big question became what school he would attend before his jump to the NBA.

With his choices narrowed down to the powerhouses of college basketball, Wiggins ultimately chose Kansas over Florida, Kentucky and UNC. Despite intense media coverage and a slow start, Andrew Wiggins put forth a productive freshman year. He was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, First team All-Big 12 and a second team All-American. Surprising no one, Wiggins went the one-and-done route and declared for the 2014 NBA draft.

Although several players were mentioned as possible number ones, most believed that Andrew Wiggins would be the first player taken in the 2014 draft, and Cleveland made that a reality. When LeBron James made his decision to return to the Cavaliers, rumors of a trade to acquire Kevin Love began to grow, with many predicting that Wiggins would be part of the outgoing package. Just two months after he was picked number one by Cleveland, Andrew Wiggins was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Playing alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would certainly not have been a bad thing, but they would have likely overshadowed Wiggins from a collecting perspective and minutes would have been harder to come by. Instead, Andrew Wiggins is the new face of the Timberwolves' franchise and saw a lot of court time as a rookie. Whether this helps him in the long run remains to be seen, but Wiggins is already a star in Minnesota.

Based on his impressive first-year numbers, Wiggins was named the Rookie of the Month for the Western Conference in November, December, January and February. Not really a surprise considering his consistently strong play, Andrew Wiggins also won the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

Although signed memorabilia options are not very plentiful yet, the supply will grow. Check out autographed gear for Andrew Wiggins here.

The following guide looks at the official rookie card options for Andrew Wiggins from 2014-15 NBA products. Below that, view notable pre-rookies and promo cards for Wiggins.

Andrew Wiggins Rookie Card Guide

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2014-15 Donruss Andrew Wiggins RC #201

Back after a few years in hiatus, 2014-15 Donruss is a solid base rookie option for Andrew Wiggins. Multiple parallels, including Swirlorama, add many more options for collectors.

2014-15 Donruss Basketball Rated Rookie Andrew Wiggins RC

2014-15 NBA Hoops Andrew Wiggins RC #261

The very first pack-pulled rookie card for Andrew Wiggins can be found 2014-15 Hoops. The budget product features a solid design and also brings collectors the first official release of signed cards for the rookie.

2014-15 NBA Hoops Andrew Wiggins RC #2612014-15 NBA Hoops Hot Signatures Andrew Wiggins

2014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins RC #101, #134 (#/225), #167 (#/149),  #200 (#/49), #233 (#/10)

One of the most unique and distinct designs in basketball over the last few years, Court Kings brings an artistic look to Andrew Wiggins rookie cards. The base rookie card features a large "ROOKIE" tag and dark blue background. There are also four other cards for Wiggins that are part of the primary set and each features a different look and level of rarity. All of the cards can be seen below.

2014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins RC #1012014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins RC #1342014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins RC #167

2014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins #2332014-15 Panini Court Kings Andrew Wiggins RC #200

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Andrew Wiggins RC #192

As a base card from a retail-only product, the Excalibur rookie card for Andrew Wiggins is never going to be worth more than a few dollars. However, among budget options, the ornate background and and bronze text give it a distinct look. Plus, collectors can also track down his popular inserts in the set, including Crusades and Kaboom.

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Andrew Wiggins RC #192

2014-15 Panini Gala Andrew Wiggins RC #88 #/8

Home of the rarest Andrew Wiggins rookie card, this Gala card is not particularly notable other than a print run of eight. However, rarity alone is enough to make this one of the most valuable and toughest rookie cards to track down.

2014-15 Panini Gala Andrew Wiggins RC

2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Andrew Wiggins RC #201 Autographed Jersey #/199, #234 Dual Jersey #/149, #267 Triple Jersey #/99

Gold Standard has emerged as one of the top value options for basketball rookie collectors and is also notable because it offers the very first official autographed rookie card for Andrew Wiggins. There are three main autographed jersey options, each with a different image and print run.

2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Andrew Wiggins RC #201 Autographed Jersey2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Andrew Wiggins RC #201 Autographed Jersey Dual2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Andrew Wiggins RC #201 Autographed Jersey Triple

2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection Andrew Wiggins RC #101 Autographed Jersey #/99

A card that will battle the other high-end releases for the Andrew Wiggins rookie card crown, 2014-15 Immaculate Collection makes a compelling case. The quality design, jersey piece and large signing area are further enhanced by the low print run.  The base version, numbered to 99, was originally available in redemption form. There is also a jersey number parallel, limited to 22 copies.

2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection Andrew Wiggins RC #101 Autographed Jersey

2014-15 Panini National Treasures Andrew Wiggins RC #101 Autographed Jersey #/99

Another premium take on Andrew Wiggins rookie cards, National Treasures may very well be the best. Numbered to 99 and featuring an on-card signature and large patch, they don't get much better than this.

2014-15 Panini National Treasures Andrew Wiggins RC #101 Autographed Jersey

2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins RC #93 (Black-and-White) #/99, #193 (Color) #/70, #215 Autographed Jersey (Black-and-White) #/99, #240 Autographed Jersey (Color) #/99

Offering a different take on rookie cards, Noir basketball presents four different options for Andrew Wiggins collectors. Each numbered to 99, collectors can find a base and RPA version with either black-and-white or color images. The color version of the autograph patch is particularly eye-catching thanks to the gold signature.

2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins RC Base Color  2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins RC Color Autographed Patch

2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins RC Base Black White2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins RC Black White Autographed Patch

2014-15 Panini Paramount Andrew Wiggins RC #76

Paramount takes a cue from the 1990s and utilizes Dufex technology in the base designs. The textured foil cards have a nice look but the player images are not nearly as crisp. In addition to his base rookie card, there is also a variation card with Wiggins shown in the process of dribbling. Both cards can be viewed below.

2014-15 Panini Paramount Andrew Wiggins RC #262014-15 Panini Paramount Andrew Wiggins RC #76 Variation

2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC #2 Autograph #/25, #202 Auto #/49, #297 Auto Jersey #/99, #334 Auto #/49, #386 Auto #/49, #567 Auto #/50

There are six autographs for Andrew Wiggins in the base set of 2014-15 Preferred. All featuring on-card autographs and different designs, the collecting variety for these Andrew Wiggins rookie cards is unmatched. Silhouettes are the key design for many collectors.

2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Crown Royale Autograph2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Silhouettes Autograph2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Dynamic Debut Autograph

2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Rookie Revolution Autograph2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Unparalleled Autograph

2014-15 Panini Preferred Andrew Wiggins RC Roundball Die-Cut Autograp

2014-15 Panini Prestige Andrew Wiggins RC #161

Issued in three different tiers, Prestige is found exclusively in Target stores. The Andrew Wiggins rookie has a 90s-Flair look to it and the holofoil option brings that full circle. All three of the versions can be seen below, with the base first, then the Plus and Premium.

 2014-15 Panini Prestige Andrew Wiggins RC #161 Base2014-15 Panini Prestige Andrew Wiggins RC #161 Plus2014-15 Panini Prestige Basketball Base Andrew Wiggins

2014-15 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins RC #251

The silver background of Prizm lets the image of Andrew Wiggins take center stage and offers a nice budget rookie card. Prizm parallels offer various color combos and many additional cards to chase. There is also a SP Variation card for Wiggins, shown below on the right, that is really more of an insert and very easy to distinguish from the base card.

2014-15 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins RC #2512014-15 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins SP Variation

2014-15 Panini Select Andrew Wiggins RC #100 (Concourse), #120 (Premier), #294 (Courtside)

Basically a more ornate version of Prizm, the 2014-15 Select rookie cards for Andrew Wiggins add gold and black foil. There are actually three base versions of increasing rarity. The most common is the Concourse version shown first and the least common has a green background and is part of the Courtside subset.

2014-15 Panini Select Andrew Wiggins RC #100 Concourse2014-15 Panini Select Andrew Wiggins RC #120 Premier2014-15 Panini Select Andrew Wiggins RC #294 Courtside

2014-15 Panini Spectra Andrew Wiggins RC #102 Autographed Jersey

Although the sticker autographs seems like an afterthought, collectors looking for an elaborate Andrew Wiggins rookie card design can check out 2014-15 Spectra. The base rookie is not numbered, but a variety of colorful parallels offer rarity and an expensive rainbow chase.

2014-15 Panini Spectra Andrew Wiggins RC #102 Autographed Jersey

2014-15 Panini Stickers Andrew Wiggins RC #280

The most simple of all the Andrew Wiggins rookie cards, this sticker card is not the easiest to track down but prices remain low.

2014-15 Panini Stickers Andrew Wiggins RC #280

2014-15 Panini Threads Andrew Wiggins RC #201 (Die-Cut), #253 (Leather), #298 (Micro-Etched), #343 (Wood)

The Target-only release may not be the preferred outlet for some collectors, but 2014-15 Threads is a great overall product for those that enjoy deep rookie sets. Consisting of four different base rookie cards, collectors can find aTeam Threads jersey die-cut, Leather, Micro-Etched and Wood rookie for Andrew Wiggins.

2014-15 Panini Threads Andrew Wiggins RC Team jersey Die-Cut2014-15 Panini Threads Andrew Wiggins RC Leather2014-15 Panini Threads Andrew Wiggins RC Micro-Etched2014-15 Panini Threads Andrew Wiggins RC Wood

2014-15 Totally Certified Andrew Wiggins RC #141

Another brand with a heavy foil focus, Totally Certified separates itself from Prizm with embossing and etching in the design. Like Prizm, Totally Certified is big on parallels. A short-printed image variation is available for Wiggins and can be seen to the right of the base card below.

2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball 141 Andrew Wiggins2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball Variations 141 Andrew Wiggins

Notable Andrew Wiggins Pre-Rookie, College and Promo Cards

2015 Panini Finals Private Signings Andrew Wiggins #AW Rookie Signatures Materials #/25

Part of a promotional exclusive to coincide with the 2015 NBA Finals, the Private Signings autographs for Andrew Wiggins are very limited. The base autograph is numbered to five and the Rookie Signatures Materials cards is more common with 25 copies and adds a small jersey piece.

2015 Panini Finals Private Signings Andrew Wiggins Rookie Signatures Materials

2014 NBA Hoops Summer League Promo Andrew Wiggins

Possibly one of the rarest early releases for Andrew Wiggins, Panini issued this promo card in limited packs that were distributed at summer events for the NBA.

2014 NBA Hoops Summer League Promo Andrew Wiggins

2014 Panini National Convention Andrew Wiggins

Another early Panini release, each of these cards were found as part of Panini's 2014 National Convention exclusives. Rare autographs were also available. Given the Cleveland gear being showcased by Wiggins, they may be considered more a novelty since he never actually played for Cleveland during the regular season.

2014 NSCC Panini Wrapper Redemption Andrew Wiggins2014 Panini National VIP Andrew Wiggins2014 Panini National VIP Party Andrew Wiggins

2014 Leaf National Convention Andrew Wiggins

Showcasing a college image of Wiggins, Leaf produced a five-card set of the young star and also limited autographed versions. Leaf revealed that the five-card set had a print run of 2,000 and each of the five cards had an autographed parallel, limited to 20 copies.

2014 NSCC Leaf Welcome to Cleveland Andrew Wiggins2014 NSCC Leaf Andrew Wiggins Autograph

2014 Leaf Q Andrew Wiggins #A-AW1 Autograph 

Part of the high-end multi-sport release from Leaf, the Leaf Q autograph for Andrew Wiggins is easily the most-premium option for collectors looking for something outside of Panini products. Given that most of the autographs in the set are signed on-card, the sticker signature for Wiggins is not ideal.

2014 Leaf Q Andrew Wiggins #A-AW1 Autograph

2014 Leaf Welcome to Minnesota Andrew Wiggins

A simple update made the "Welcome to Cleveland" card accurate again. These Andrew Wiggins cards were originally available in special "Welcome to Minnesota" packs and autographed versions averaged 1:40 packs.

2014 Leaf Welcome to Minnesota Andrew Wiggins2014 Leaf Welcome to Minnesota Andrew Wiggins Autograph

2013-14 Panini Intrigue Draft X-Change Andrew Wiggins #1

The first of two early Panini cards for Andrew Wiggins, the Intrigue Draft X-Change cards were originally available as redemptions. The bold look and gold foil design makes it a popular pre-rookie choice for collectors.

2013-14 Panini Intrigue Draft X-Change Andrew Wiggins #1

2013-14 Panini Signatures Draft X-Change Andrew Wiggins #1

Not quite as captivating as the gold Intrigue X-Change card for Wiggins, the Signatures Draft X-Change card opts for a horizontal layout and features a unique film-slide design.

2013-14 Panini Signatures Draft X-Change Andrew Wiggins #1

2013 Sports Illustrated for Kids Andrew Wiggins #255

The earliest card for Andrew Wiggins is found in Sports Illustrated for Kids. The children's sports magazine has become an unlikely first stop for many top athletes. Collectors can find the Wiggins card as part of a perforated nine-card sheet in the August 2013 edition of the magazine. Dez Bryant, Robinson Cano, Paul George and Elena Delle Donne can also be found on the same sheet.

2013 Sports Illustrated Kids Andrew Wiggins #255

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ANDREW WIGGINS 2014-15 Panini Threads WOOD Rookie RC Card BGS 9.5 GEM MINT!! 1 1
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2014-15 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins RC PSA Gem Mint 10 Phenoms Refractor
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Andrew Wiggins 2014-15 Panini Select Rookie RC PSA 10 TWolves
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2014 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins Rookie SP Variations PSA 10 Gem Mint #31
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2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Andrew Wiggins Base Card #2 SP 03 25!!
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14-15 PANINI SELECT GOLD CUT PRIZM ANDREW WIGGINS REF RC 10 RARE
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2014 Panini Prizm Blue And Green Mosaic Andrew Wiggins #251 BGS 9.5 Rookie
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2017-18 Panini Revolution GALACTIC Andrew Wiggins SSP Timberwolves
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Andrew Wiggins 47 50 2016 Panini National Gold VIP Purple Prizm Refractor #2
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2017 Panini Court Kings Artistic Endeavors #AE-AW Andrew Wiggins Basketball Card
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2017 Panini Court Kings Artistic Endeavors #AE-AW Andrew Wiggins Basketball Card
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2017-18 Panini Absolute Andrew Wiggins Established Threads Game Patch 07 10
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2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Golden Basketball Debuts Andrew Wiggins 50
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2014-15 Panini Noir Andrew Wiggins Rookie Card 99
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Andrew Wiggins 2015 Panini Fathers Day Promo PARALLEL #1 PYRAMIDS 5 10 VERY RARE
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2014 Panini Prizm Andrew Wiggins PSA 10
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